Summary: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
SECTION: Fiscal Affairs NUMBER: 03.G.05
AREA: General Accounting
SUBJECT: Requirement for Utility Bill Audits
June 8, 1994; Revised May 25, 2011 Page 1 of 2
The purpose of this administrative memorandum is to establish the policy for utility bill
audits as required by Texas Government Code Chapter 2112.
2.1. Every four years, an audit of each component university of the University of
Houston System's electric, telephone, gas and water utility billings during the
preceding four years, or the maximum recovery period, must be performed.
2.2. The System Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance (or designee) will represent all
component universities in meeting the requirements of the audit, including the
engagement of the utility audit firm and the recovery of any refunds. The audit
must provide information to ensure that the amounts paid for service are proper.
2.3. Prior to conducting the audit, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance (or
designee) shall analyze the potential benefit of the audit for all component
universities. An audit shall not be performed if the Associate Vice Chancellor for